Library of Congress To Offer 3-D Imaging Junior Fellows Opportunity

Reconstructing Antiquity: Kislak Pre-Columbian Archaeological Object Three-Dimensional Imaging Project Summer, 2016 The Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Archaeology and History of the Early Americas at the Library of Congress holds a large and important collection of ancient Olmec and Maya objects dating from 1200 BC to 900 AD. The selected fellow, after being trained in…
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American Scholarly Societies Joint Statement on ‘Campus Carry’ Legislation

The Association of American Geographers joins our colleagues in 28 other scholarly societies in opposing policies designed to facilitate the carrying of guns on college campuses. We encourage any state considering such policies to bring the perspective of geographers and other educators throughout the United States to the debate. Following is the official joint statement:…
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AAG Grants & Awards Conferred

Judith Butler To Give Plenary Talk at 2016 AAG Annual Meeting

Judith Butler, professor at the University of California at Berkeley, will give a plenary talk about “Demography in the Ethics of Non-Violence" at the 2016 AAG Annual Meeting on March 29 in San Francisco. This high-profile session will focus on a principled approach to non-violence that often admits to exceptions where violence is conceded as legitimate. To what extent…
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Annual Meeting

David Lowenthal To Speak at 2016 AAG Annual Meeting

Thirty years after his classic book, The Past Is a Foreign Country, David Lowenthal explores anew how we celebrate, expunge, contest and manipulate the past. In his major new work, The Past is a Foreign Country - Revisited, he reveals the past as an almost entirely new realm, so transformed over three decades as to demand an equally…
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Organization for Tropical Studies Seeks Mentors for Native American and Pacific Islanders Research Experience Program

CALL FOR RESEARCH MENTORS NAPIRE: Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience at Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica Mentors needed between June 20th and August 3rd Application Deadline November 30, 2015 The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is seeking Research Mentors (ABD or PhD only) for the Native American and Pacific Islanders Research Experience…
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Recent News

Important Election Information: Update Your Email Address with AAG

The AAG election will be conducted online again, and will take place Jan. 11-Feb. 4, 2016. Each member who has an email address on record with the AAG will receive a special email with a code that will allow them to sign in to our AAG SimplyVoting website and vote. The 2016 election slate will…
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Necrology

In Memoriam: Tony Hambly

Tony Hambly, an eccentric and well-loved teacher, who taught geography at schools in Zimbabwe and South Africa for 46 years, passed away on October 30, 2015, aged 73. Anthony Hambly was born in October 1942 in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and educated nearby at Falcon College. His father was a Latin teacher. While Tony…
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Necrology

In Memoriam: Matthieu Giroud

The AAG is sad to announce that a promising young French geographer was among the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. Matthieu Giroud was Associate Professor at Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and a noted critical geographer specializing in urban social change. Matthieu Giroud was born on September 24, 1977. He was from the…
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Esri Chief Scientist Dawn J. Wright, PhD, Receives Award From Geological Society of America

The Geological Society of America (GSA) conferred the 2015 Bromery Award for Minorities on Esri chief scientist Dawn J. Wright. The award recognizes Dr. Wright’s lifetime accomplishments that have advanced geologic and geographic science as well as influenced the professional careers of her students. GSA members presented the award to Wright during the annual GSA meeting November…
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Beth Schlemper Attends White House Summit on Next Generation Schools to Highlight STEM Education

Dr. Beth Schlemper, associate professor in the University of Toledo Department of Geography and Planning, was among the students, educators, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs invited to Washington for the first-ever event to share their efforts to reinvent the high school experience to better empower students to seize opportunities in today’s economy, and prepare students for success in…
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Naomi Simmonds To Receive Award for Doctoral Thesis

Naomi Simmonds, a lecturer in the University of Waikato's geography and environmental planning programmes and AAG member, will receive the 2015 President’s Award for Best Doctoral Thesis from the New Zealand Geographical Society for her research the experiences with Māori women and whānau in relation to pregnancy and childbirth. Read More.
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International AAG Members Contribute to Timely Book

Four AAG members Tiit Tammaru, University of Tartu; Szymon Marcińczak, University of Łódź; Maarten van Ham, Delft University of Technology & University of St. Andrews; and Sako Musterd, University of Amsterdam, make up an international team of researchers which has edited a new book, Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities. East meets West. The book offers an account of the spatial dimension of rising…
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